Men hit harder by stroke
Researchers at Lund University have discovered that there are major differences in how men and women are affected by strokes.
Men reportedly are more adversely affected because the female hormone estrogen has a protective effect. Biological differences are also involved.
Hilda Ahnstedt, one of the researchers, tells the newspaper Sydsvenskan, "We have found that the harmful contractions of blood vessels after a stroke are much worse in men than in women."
But despite the differences, the TT news agency points out that men and women receive the same treatment for stroke.